8 Architectural Products on Our Radar
Architectural products that make life simpler.
Designer: Forrest Lesch-Middelton of FLM Ceramics
Product: Sound Wave
Standout: Sonic experimentations by 18th-century physicist Ernst Chladni inspired a cerebral series of 12 silk-screened 6-inch ceramic tiles reflecting the effects of sound waves on pattern.
Designer: Felicia Arvid Jaeger for Snowsound
Standout: The Danish designer/dressmaker’s undulating, hourglass forms inspired wall-applied acoustic panels crafted of recyclable, fire-resistant polyester fiber with a unique bouclé finish.
Designer: Marion Cage McCollam of Marion Cage
Standout: The Narmada hardware collection includes a pull inspired by Indian Shiva Lingam stones and comes standard in 5- and 9-inch lengths, plus custom sizes. Available in bronze or brass (in satin or polished finishes), exotic hardwood, and stone.
Designer: Cean Irminger of New Ravenna
Product: Lava Lamp
Standout: A trippy jewel-tone waterjet-cut
mosaic from the creative director’s Glazed
Basalto collection has natural geode inclusions that catch hand-applied glaze, lending unexpected texture.
Designer: Yves Béhar of August
Product: Wifi Smart Lock
Standout: Two years of development by
the vision behind Fuseproject and August yielded a condensed app-operated smart lock with built-in Wi-Fi connection that’s 45 percent smaller and 20 percent slimmer than previous iterations.
Designer: Aimée Wilder of Aimée Wilder
Product: Breeze Blocks
Standout: A commission the New York
designer received for a restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, sparked a collection of breeze blocks hand-molded of matte
cement and allowing for both airflow and visual separation.
Designer: Michael Talbot of HanStone Quartz
Standout: Warm, earthy tones lay
the groundwork for a polish-finish composite-quartz surface by the brand’s product design manager that is replete with
organic, wispy veining—created using
Designer: Sue Wadden of Sherwin-Williams
Product: Wishful Blue
Standout: This soft, soothing Scandinavian blue by the brand’s director of color marketing is a highlight of the 2021 Colormix Forecast’s Continuum palette, comprising white, charcoal, and pops of hue inspired by midcentury modernists.